Obama in Office: The First Two Years (Hardback)James A. Thurber (author)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
--Susan Page, Washington Bureau chief, USA TODAY
"...exceptionally valuable for use in the undergraduate classes, precisely because they bring to bear scholarly analysis in an accessible way on political events that students should know from the news of the day."
--Russell L. Riley, The Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
"No observer of contemporary American politics can afford to ignore the contributions to this invaluable examination of the Obama presidency at midterm. Professor Thurber is to be commended for assembling such an outstanding cast of commentators."
--Fred I. Greenstein, Princeton University
"A stellar group of academics and practitioners provides a comprehensive overview of Obama's relations with the other parts of government, the media, and the public and an assessment of his policy accomplishments and disappointments. This book is appropriate for any undergraduate course on the presidency and anyone who is interested in a critical analysis of this historic presidency."
--David T. Canon, University of Wisconsin
"There is no shortage of serious academic books (not to mention partisan screeds) examining the election of Barack Obama and his performance in office over the last two years. Without question, this book is the best of the bunch. Thurber has assembled an all-star cast of political scientists and Washington insiders to contribute to this volume. It is notable not because of its `star power' but because of the quality of the contribution that each author makes to the overall project. These are not `thought pieces' but example of solid academic research. The topics covered hit all the right notes...Students and general readers will enjoy the balanced and incisive essays that compose this important volume. Highly recommended." --CHOICE October 2011 Vol. 49 No. 02
Also Check Out: James Thurber on The Diane Rehm Show 1/3/11: Segment Page or Audio Page